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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How much does Mike Scollay offer to pay the band?
(a) $200.
(b) $100.
(c) $50.
(d) $250.

2. What point does Curt's story contain?
(a) God is a vegetarian.
(b) God made man in his image, so he was made to eat meat.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) One man kills another and serves him as food to God.

3. What is Charles doing when his teacher comes looking for him?
(a) Urinating in the sink.
(b) Standing in the hall.
(c) Screaming and shaking with fear.
(d) Hiding behind the door.

4. Curt has a poster of whom on his wall?
(a) A WWF wrestler.
(b) Luke Skywalker.
(c) Farrah Faucett.
(d) Humphrey Bogart.

5. Where is the setting of "The Raft"?
(a) Cascade Lake.
(b) Lake Erie.
(c) Lake Ponchatrain.
(d) Whitewater Lake.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of band did the main character in "The Wedding Gig" play in?

2. With what project are the soldiers trapped in the store affiliated?

3. What does Curt begin to discuss with the poster in his room?

4. Where is "The Wedding Gig" set?

5. What does Mrs. Carmody suggest to rectify the situation with the fog?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of King's use of a "Wouldn't it be funny if . . . ?" beginning to his short stories? What do you think this method adds to or detracts from his stories?

2. In "The Monkey," what does the stuffed creature represent to Hal? What fears does it reawaken within him?

3. What is the significance of the "Execute" button on the word processor, and how does Richard feel when looking at that button for the first time?

4. Homer compares Mrs. Todd to several goddesses. What is the purpose of this comparison?

5. What is the implied source of the infestation in "The Mist"? How does he make this implication? What do you think King is trying to say with this implication?

6. What do you think Mike Scollay was implying when he told the coronet player that he was going to have to play loud?

7. Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect; an extravagant statement. For example, "The sun was blindingly bright and hotter than ten thousand fires." Give an example of hyperbole from "The Wedding Gig" and give an explanation of why King uses it in this story.

8. What do you think is the importance of Curt's tale of Cain and Abel?

9. What seems to be the factor linking Mrs. Todd and Homer?

10. In "Here There Be Tygers", Charles returns to his classroom casually after the deaths of his teacher and classmate. What do you think this implies about what Charles has just experienced?

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